Hundreds from Younis Khan and Asad Shafiq changed Pakistan's fortunes on the first day of the 2nd Test against South Africa at Newlands on Thursday. Pakistan were 253 for 5 at the end of the Day, having been struggled at 33 for 4 after being sent in.
Younis removed by Vernon Philander 13 deliveries before the close for 111 runs, while Shafiq was also not out on 111 runs. This pair added 219 runs record partnership for any wicket by Pakistan against South Africa.
This was a outstanding turnaround after the South African pace bowlers dismissed their top order early on in the day. Morne Morkel claimed two wickets and Philander and Dale Steyn take one wicket each.
Younis finished his 21st Test ton it was his fourth against South Africa after facing 192 balls and hitted six fours and three sixes. The solid Shafiq scored his third Test century off 201 deliveries with 13 fours and a six. Opening batsmen Mohammad Hafeez and Nasir Jamshed started carefully, scoring just ten runs before the left handed Jamshed was dismissed by Philander for three.
Hafeez edged Steyn at first slip after made 17 runs before the tall Morkel got two wickets in that over, having Azhar Ali caught at the back attempt an excessive drive before Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq for duck.